MP marks Living Wage Week
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13 Nov 2017
Greenwood MP has visited Red Rocks Nursing Home in Hoylake to mark this year’s
National Living Wage week.
Rocks is the largest employer accredited by the Living Wage Foundation to have
its headquarters in Wirral West.
was a real pleasure to visit Red Rocks Nursing Home in Hoylake and see the work
that goes on there.
“I very much enjoyed meeting staff, including nurses, care assistants and
catering staff, and hearing about their work.
was a pleasure to meet some of the residents
as well who the staff look after.
“It really is important people are paid properly for the work they do.
“Credit should go to the manager at Red Rocks
Michael Vaughan for recognising the importance of paying the Living Wage and
for promoting the scheme.”
living wage employers leading the way in Wirral West include the Oxfam Shop
(West Kirby), ASD Engineering Services Ltd (Arrowe Park), North West Systems
Group (Hoylake), Majestic Wine (West Kirby), Lees Solicitors (West Kirby)
Santander (West Kirby), Lloyds (West Kirby) and Wirral Council.
Living Wage Campaign is an independent movement of businesses, organisations
and people which accredits businesses as Living Wage employers to demonstrate
that they pay their staff a wage calculated on the real cost of living.
and organisations interested in becoming a Living Wage employer can visit the
link below for more information:
Greenwood recently called on the government to support families struggling with
the cost of living as figures released recently by the Office of National
Statistics estimated that 30% of jobs in Wirral arepaid below the voluntary Living Wage.
to the Living Wage Foundation, 4000 workers in Wirral West alone earn less than
the voluntary Living Wage.
The Wirral West MP, who is also the Shadow
Minister for Employment and Inequality, added:
“The government has introduced a National
Living Wage at a much lower rate than the Living Wage Foundation's rate.
It is just not high enough to really tackle the problem of low pay.
“The government says
that work is the best route out of poverty, but 4,000 people in Wirral West
being paid less than the Living Wage is a major cause for concern.”